If you have recently undergone or are considering hand surgery, then you may be wondering what to expect during the recovery process. The length of time it takes to recover from hand surgery can vary depending on the type of procedure and the severity of your condition. Knowing the answer to this question is essential for understanding how long it will take before you can go back to your daily routine.
The orthopedic surgeons at Central Florida Bone & Joint Institute are dedicated to helping patients with their hand conditions and here we will discuss everything you need to know about hand surgery recovery time.
When it comes to recovering from hand surgery, the length of time it takes largely depends on the type of procedure performed. For example, some minor surgeries such as tendon repair may take a few weeks for full recovery while more complex procedures such as carpal tunnel release may take several months for full recovery. It is important that patients follow their doctor’s post-operative instructions in order to ensure a speedy and safe recovery process.
Immediately following surgery, it is important that patients keep their hands elevated in order to reduce swelling and pain. It is also important that patients keep the surgical area clean and dry at all times in order to prevent infection. The orthopedic surgeons at Central Florida Bone & Joint Institute also recommend physical therapy exercises following surgery in order to strengthen muscles, improve range of motion, and help with recovery time. Additionally, wearing a splint or brace can help protect the surgical area from further injury or trauma during healing.
Although each patient’s timeline is different, most people begin seeing improvement within days of having their surgery and can return to regular activities within several weeks or months depending on how well they adhere to their doctor’s post-operative instructions.
Whether you are considering having hand surgery or recently underwent a procedure, understanding what to expect during your recovery process is essential for achieving a successful outcome. The orthopedic surgeons at Central Florida Bone & Joint Institute specialize in treating a wide variety of hand conditions and are here to help guide you through the entire journey—from diagnosis through recovery—so that you can get back on your feet as soon as possible! Reach out today if you have any questions regarding hand surgery or would like more information about our services! We look forward to hearing from you!